WAXAHACHIE FAMILY YMCA – Select YMCAs, including the Waxahachie Family YMCA, are opening their doors to those in the community without power and or water as a safe place to warm up from 10:00am - 5:30pm on Wednesday, February 17.
Hot coffee, charging stations, WiFi access and water stations will be available. Locker rooms at these branches are also open for those who need a hot shower - families can have exclusive use of the locker rooms for showers in 20-minute intervals.
We are asking people who come to please wear a mask and stay within their family unit while inside the branch. Families can access the facility for 3 hour windows but can stay longer if there is no waiting list for folks to come in, and the facility is not at capacity. Fitness equipment is available to those who would like to use it. Families may also bring food to warm up in microwaves where available. Spaces will be set up to maintain social distancing. More information can be found in the attached flyer and on our website, https://www.ymcadallas.org/blog/ymca-winter-warming-centers.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH – (adjacent to sports complex on 287 service road)
WAXAHACHIE BIBLE CHURCH – (on Grand Ave. across from SAGU)
FARLEY STREET BAPTIST CHURCH – (on Brown St just south of 287)
THE AVENUE CHURCH – (on 77 just north of 287)
RED OAK – 48-hour warming shelter at Live Oak Gymnasium (old Red Oak ISD Junior High), 200 Live Oak St., Red Oak
ENNIS – The Ennis CARES Program is provioding overnight shelter to those without heat or electricity. Please call the Bluebonnet Call Center at 972-695-3524 if you need shelter from the extreme cold.
MIDLOTHIAN – For emergency purposes, the City of Midlothian is opening a warming shelter at the Midlothian Conference Center, 1 Community Circle, tonight at 6:30 p.m. This facility is susceptible to a loss of power. This is a warming center only with no amenities. Bring your blankets and snacks. Pets are NOT allowed. Please observe COVID-19 precautions, wear a mask and observe social distancing.
As the Sun learns of more resources, we will post them here. Thank you and please, please be safe.